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'''Mahan Esfahani''' (Persian language|Persian
: ماهان اصفهانی ) (born 1984 in Tehran
) is an Iranian-American
'''Mahan Esfahani''' was born in Tehran in 1984 and received his first guidance on the piano from his Iranian father before exploring an interest in the harpsichord as a teenager.
He went on to study musicology and history at Stanford University, where he was mentored by George Houle, before studying intensively with Peter Watchorn
in Boston and completing his formation with Zuzana Růžičková
in Prague. In Stanford University
, his teachers included Elaine Thornburgh, Herbert Myers, George Houle, Heather Hadlock, and Adam Gilbert. He subsequently continued harpsichord studies with Peter Watchorn in Boston, with Lorenzo Ghielmi in Milan, and later with Zuzana...